Newest Treatment Options Announced as Glaucoma Rates Rise

Newest Treatment Options Announced as Glaucoma Rates Rise

Information Day Offered to Patients, Those at Risk, and Caregivers at Wills Eye Institute

Philadelphia, PA- August 24, 2012

Glaucoma is on the rise in the United States by a dramatic 22% according to a recent study by Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute.

More than two million people in the U.S. have glaucoma today and an even more frightening fact is that more than half of them — 1.1 million people — ...

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New Surgical Procedures for Glaucoma

New Surgical Procedures for Glaucoma
Chat from January 19, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Douglas Rhee
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, Dr. Douglas Rhee, a glaucoma specialist, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “New Surgical Procedures for Glaucoma”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “New Surgical Procedures for Glaucoma”. Our special guest is Dr. Douglas Rhee. Dr. Rhee, can you give us a little background about yourself?

Dr. Rhee: I am an associate professor at Harvard ...

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“Am I a candidate for new glaucoma surgery”?

“Am I a candidate for new glaucoma surgery?
Chat from June 2, 2010
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “New” Glaucoma Surgery.

Moderator: The topic tonight is “Am I a candidate for new glaucoma surgery?” Dr. Pro, what are the new surgeries under consideration.

Dr. Pro: It’s a great topic, I ...

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New Surgical Treatments: Express Shunt, Canaloplasty and Trabectome

New Surgical Treatments: Express Shunt, Canaloplasty and Trabectome
Chat from September 17, 2008
Guest Speaker – Dr. George Spaeth
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “New Surgical Treatments: Express Shunt, Canaloplasty and Trabectome”.

Moderator: Tonight our topic is New Glaucoma Surgeries—Express Shunt, Canaloplasty and Trabectome.

Dr. George Spaeth: The basic premise is that glaucoma surgery helps by lowering ...

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Glaucoma, What’s New?

Glaucoma, What’s New?
Chat Highlights
February 20, 2008
Steven Beck, Editor

On Wednesday, February 20, 2008, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma, What’s New”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Glaucoma, What’s New?” Would you like to start things off Doctor?

Dr. Pro: This is a great time for working on glaucoma. There are developments in many fields: studies are increasing our understanding of the disease; new drugs, new surgical techniques, and new instruments to ...

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Glaucoma, What’s New?

Glaucoma, What’s New?
Chat Highlights
December 6, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, December 6, 2006, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma, What’s New?”.

Moderator: Welcome back to chat, Dr. Wilson. Tonight’s topic is “Glaucoma, What’s New?”.

P: Are there any new surgeries or medications, even if they are in the testing stage?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Yes. The greatest progress in glaucoma over the last couple of years has been ...

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New Surgical Procedures

New Surgical Procedures
Chat Highlights
July 5, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, July 5, 2006, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “New Surgical Procedures.”

Moderator: Welcome back to chat, Dr. Wilson. Tonight the topic is about new surgical procedures for glaucoma.

Dr. Rick Wilson: Since the early 1970’s, we have been trying to improve on the trabeculectomy with only gradual success. Since the late 1970’s, we have been trying to ...

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AAO Meeting Update

AAO Meeting Update
Chat Highlights
November 16, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 16, 2005, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “AAO Meeting Update.”

Moderator: Welcome back to chat, Dr. Henderer. Thank you for being here to give an update on the recent AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) meeting in Chicago. How often are the meetings held and who attends?

Dr. Jeff Henderer: The meeting is held every fall. ...

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Genes

Genes
Chat Highlights
August 17, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, August 17, 2005, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Genes.”

Moderator: Dr. Henderer, have researchers made much progress in glaucoma genetics?

Dr. Jeff Henderer: It turns out that some glaucoma is inherited. So far, nine DNA regions that harbor genes associated with open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, have been identified. The disease-causing genes — myocilin, optineurin, and WDR36 — ...

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